THE Adults’ Emergency Department at Westmead Hospital will relocate within Westmead Health Precinct from Wednesday 17 February.
The move marks the first service to move into the 14-level Central Acute Services Building (CASB).
Patient drop-off for the new Emergency Department moves a few hundred metres further down Hawkesbury Road towards the CASB. Motorists are advised to follow all signage and directions. If parking, please use the P5 carpark.
Preparations to relocate the current Emergency Department (ED) at Westmead Hospital have been underway for several months with training, simulations and tests to gauge equipment and new spaces.
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) chief executive Graeme Loy said the relocation was designed to offer an even better service for its communities.
“The new Emergency Department will further improve patient care and safety, offer new treatment spaces and equipment, and provide patients and carers with easier access and drop-off,” Mr Loy said.
“Centrally located in the precinct, the relocation moves us one step closer to the full opening of the Central Acute Services Building.”
The community is reminded emergency departments are for emergencies only. For minor injury or illness, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 anytime for free health information and advice, or visit your GP or pharmacist.
In an emergency always call triple zero (000).
See our new Emergency Department map or watch our video: https://youtu.be/UYloYVYj9PQ
Pictured: The new Emergency Department reception (below) and main entrance sign (top).